Dog Friendly Activities in Bakersville, NC

There’s 1 dog friendly activity in Bakersville, and 16 more nearby. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Bakersville.

Pet Friendly High Bluff and Rhododendron Gardens Trails
High Bluff and Rhododendron Gardens Trails The High Bluff and Rhododendron Gardens Trails are a moderately easy, 3.5 mile hike on Roan Mountain that will take about 1.5 hours to complete with Fido. You will need to visit this trail April through November, since that is when the road to the gardens is open, but the best time is mid to late June when the Catawba rhododendrons are in bloom. Please note that dogs do not need to be on a leash on trails, except in the developed areas, parking lots, and picnic areas; they must be under voice control at all times; small parking fee. See Details
Pet Friendly Pisgah National Forest
Pisgah National Forest Pisgah National Forest is pet-friendly. Dogs are allowed on all hiking trails in Pisgah National Forest if they follow the leash law. Known as a land of mile-high peaks, cascading waterfalls, and heavily forested slopes. The forest huge, spanning half a million acres in total. The trails that weave around the area go through hardwood forests and alongside waterfalls. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess left behind to preserve the cleanliness of the area. See Details
Emerald Village Bring Fido to roam through Emerald Village, a group of gem, mining, and historical attractions nestled deep within the Blue Ridge Mountains. Leashed and well-behaved dogs are welcome everywhere in Emerald Village, including the North Carolina Mining Museum and the historic Bon Ami Mine. Take a tour deep underground, pan for gold, and explore the Discovery Mill Building. Admission varies between activities, and Emerald Village is open seasonally. Dog owners can check out Emerald Village's website for more information on dates, rates, tours, and times. See Details
Mount Mitchell State Park Nestled in the Black Mountains, Mount Mitchell State Park provides nearly 2,000 acres of tranquility and natural beauty for you to enjoy with Fido by your side. At an elevation of 6,684, Mount Mitchell rises above the surrounding landscape and, as the highest point east of the Mississippi, provides stunning, one-of-a-kind views of the Blue Ridge Mountains from the summit. You and your pup can enjoy a picnic before setting off on a short stroll or a more extensive hike through the forests of Mount Mitchell. Pets must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times and may never be left unattended. They are not permitted in any park buildings, rental boats, swimming beaches, rinsing stations, changing stations, or cabins. See Details
Crabtree Falls Loop Trail Crabtree Falls Loop Trail is a moderately difficult, 2.5 mile hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway that will take about 1.5 to 2 hours to complete with Fido. This lovely trail, popular for its waterfall, is best spring through fall since the road to the campground is closed October through May. Day hiking is free, and an honor payment system is in place for tent and RV camping. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Linville Falls Linville Falls is a pet-friendly hike in Newland. Flowing from its headwaters high on the steep slopes of Grandfather Mountain, the Linville River flows cascades through two falls on its way to a beautiful gorge. Linville Gorge was America's first officially designated wilderness area. Enjoy the towering hemlocks, dense stands of rhododendron, and native wildflowers on the trails that surround the falls with your leashed pooch. See Details
Founders Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Founders Park, a wonderful, 5-acre green space in the heart of the downtown district in Johnson City. A perfect site for festivals, music events, and community gatherings. The park is open to public use at all times unless it has been reserved. See Details
Roaring Fork Falls Leashed dogs are welcome to join you for a hike at Roaring Fork Falls in Burnsville, NC. This 1.4-mile out-and-back trail in the Pisgah National Forest is a popular area for birding, hiking and running. The terrain is mostly flat and offers wonderful views of the waterfall. This trail is open year-round, and there is a small parking area at the trailhead. See Details
Beech Mountain Bark Park The Beech Mountain Bark Park is a fenced, off-leash dog park where well-behaved dogs can exercise in a clean, safe environment. This park is a beautiful, well-maintained space open to all dog lovers and friends who are willing to uphold the park's rules and restrictions. There are two play areas (large/small dog), ample parking, a 56' tall split rail fence & wire mesh, a safety zone entry gate, links to greenway trail, dog watering stations, waste stations, and benches. See Details
Johnson City Dog Park Johnson City Dog Park in Willow Springs Park is a membership-only, 2-acre dog park where dogs can socialize, exercise, and play in an off-leash controlled environment. There are separate area for large and small dogs. Membership cost varies by season. Check their website for current prices. See Details
The Historic Orchard at Altapass Bring Fido along for a delightful time picking apples and enjoy country air at the Historic Orchard at Altapass. At the orchard, you will find heirloom apples, a butterfly garden, trails, hay rides, a general store, free music programs, and plenty of history. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times and make sure to clean up after him. See Details
Big Butt Trail Big Butt Trail is a difficult, 6 mile hike in Blue Ridge Parkway headquarters that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. Despite what one would think from the name of this trail, this hike is for those people and dogs in fit condition. It has some steep climbs in sections and doesn't have any regular water sources. Spring is the best time to visit, with wildflowers blooming in mid-April, however it is nice anytime from spring to fall. Please note that dogs must be on a leash on Blue Ridge Parkway property, and on U.S. Forest Service land and state game land, between April 1 and August 15. See Details
Lake James State Park Lake James State Park has fifteen miles of trails to stroll through with Fido. The state park also has picnic sites, boat access, and swimming areas. Dogs are not allowed in swimming areas or beaches. See Details
Old Mitchell Trail Old Mitchell Trail is a difficult, 4.4 mile hike in Mount Mitchell State Park that will take about 3 hours to complete with Fido. Enjoy exploring the eastern United State's tallest peak at 6684 feet. The park itself is all above 6000 feet and offers a campground, picnic area, restaurant, and museum. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Sandy Cliff Overlook and Lake Channel Overlook Trails Sandy Cliff Overlook and Lake Channel Overlook Trails is an easy, 2 mile hike in Lake James State Park that will take about 45 minutes to complete with Fido. This small park offers only four trails, but is a wonderful spot to take your dog to enjoy the lake in solitude. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Buckeye Recreation Center Buckeye Recreation Center is home to awesome pet-friendly trails that you can explore with your pooch. The Buckeye Lake Park's trails offer picnic shelters, fishing, boating, a campfire area, and picnic spots. Buckeye Recreation Center can be accessed Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 7:00pm, Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm, and Sunday from 11:00am to 5:00pm. See Details
Mount Mitchell Trail Mount Mitchell Trail is pet-friendly. Hike up the highest peak east of the Mississippi River on Mount Mitchell Trail at Mount Mitchell State Park. This 12-mile out-and-back trail offers views for miles from the top. The trail is rated difficult and will take all day to complete. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as they are cleaned up after. See Details